28 Vegan Snacks for Parties & Midday Slumps Alike

There are two camps of vegan snacks—foods that just so happen to be vegan and foods that are very intentionally vegan. We are equal-opportunity snackers! Whether you’re looking to impress guests or make something you can reach for while you work from h…

There are two camps of vegan snacks—foods that just so happen to be vegan and foods that are very intentionally vegan. We are equal-opportunity snackers! Whether you’re looking to impress guests or make something you can reach for while you work from home or marathon-watch TV, these 28 recipes cover your cravings for snacks that are crunchy, savory, sweet-leaning, or dips you can enjoy with your favorite vegan crackers.

Some of the recipes provided have ingredients that are not vegan, but are easy to substitute. I’ve included one-for-one substitutions in these cases.

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22 Ultra-Refreshing Summer Cocktails (Shaken, Stirred, Frozen)

Bright, fruit-forward, crowd-pleasing, frozen, something you’d drink on a beach vacation—there’s no cut-and-dry definition of a summer cocktail. It’s a vibe, really. Here, I’ve gathered 22 concoctions you can enjoy pre- or post-sunset, separated into “…

Bright, fruit-forward, crowd-pleasing, frozen, something you’d drink on a beach vacation—there’s no cut-and-dry definition of a summer cocktail. It’s a vibe, really. Here, I've gathered 22 concoctions you can enjoy pre- or post-sunset, separated into "by the glass," individual or two-person servings that could easily be scaled up; "by the pitcher," for a bigger crowd; and "frozen," because it’s the time for all things frozen.

P.S. It’s almost definitely too early to think about this, but I'm going to point you in the direction of red, white, and blue Paloma slushies for upcoming Fourth of July cookouts. You’re welcome.

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The Ultimate Guide to Summer Vegetables (& 43 Ways to Use Them)

Summer is the CSA basket’s time to shine. That’s why Joshua McFadden’s Six Seasons—a seasonal-cooking bible that made our list of the top five books for all things vegetable—considers summer to be three different micro-seasons rolled into one. In that …

Summer is the CSA basket’s time to shine. That’s why Joshua McFadden’s Six Seasons—a seasonal-cooking bible that made our list of the top five books for all things vegetable—considers summer to be three different micro-seasons rolled into one. In that vein, I present to you a guide to summer vegetable cooking (or no-cooking) that’s broken down into early, mid, and late, using the vegetables in McFadden’s iconic cookbook as examples. But by all means, take creative liberties and cook outside the micro-seasons, paying attention to your local climate (and farmers markets). After all, summer is a time for a more relaxed approach to cooking that involves less oven, more salad, and loads of color. Here’s a cheat sheet:

Early Summer: Beets (young), carrots (young), celery, fennel, new potatoes, turnips (young)

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21 Stellar Side Dishes for July 4

Sides are the perfect opportunity to add color, punch, texture and variety to the main event, whether that’s a humungo piece of grilled meat or veggie burgers. Personally my favorite kind of feast is when there are lots of sides and you just dig into t…

Sides are the perfect opportunity to add color, punch, texture and variety to the main event, whether that’s a humungo piece of grilled meat or veggie burgers. Personally my favorite kind of feast is when there are lots of sides and you just dig into them like tapas, main dish conspicuously missing. But hey, however you serve it, these sides—which you can grill on the day of or make ahead; serve piping hot or let sit in the sun for hours with no effect on quality—do right by the 4th of July.

1. Asparagus With Lemon-Pepper Marinade From Bryant Terry

Will you be grilling this 4th of July? Then let your main dish scoot over a bit to make room for some sides, like this vegan asparagus wonder where the marinade becomes the sauce.

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Our 23 Favorite Orzo Recipes for Speedy, Satisfying Dinners

Orzo is pasta pretending to be rice, and nobody is upset about it. It’s a perfect shape for “grain” salads that won’t glop or go stiff after a few hours in the sun. The spoonable shape makes it a natural addition to warm soups and stews too, and it takes on the flavor of meaty entrees like a champ. In the spirit of orzo appreciation, here are 23 wonderful ways to use it.

Salads

1. Grilled Zucchini Orzo

Don’t have a grill or grill pan? Roast or broil the vegetables here instead, especially the garlic. I’ve written a love letter to this recipe before, specifically the contrast created by the orzo-to-zucchini ratio and the wildcard ingredient of sesame oil.

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Orzo is pasta pretending to be rice, and nobody is upset about it. It’s a perfect shape for "grain" salads that won’t glop or go stiff after a few hours in the sun. The spoonable shape makes it a natural addition to warm soups and stews too, and it takes on the flavor of meaty entrees like a champ. In the spirit of orzo appreciation, here are 23 wonderful ways to use it.

Salads

1. Grilled Zucchini Orzo

Don’t have a grill or grill pan? Roast or broil the vegetables here instead, especially the garlic. I’ve written a love letter to this recipe before, specifically the contrast created by the orzo-to-zucchini ratio and the wildcard ingredient of sesame oil.

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Our 30 Best Chicken Recipes for Grilling Season (It’s Here!)

Every corner of the world has a (delicious, delicious) take on grilled chicken, from Indonesia’s largest island to your local mall’s CPK. We’ve gathered our 30 favorite recipes with three ingredients or fourteen, dry rubs or wet marinades, whole birds or its parts, so forget armchair travel and let your barbecue take you places.


Best Grilled Chicken Recipes

Thighs

1. Halfsies Chicken

The winner of our Best Hands-Off Recipe contest, Halfsies Chicken’s recipe is pretty much in its title: 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 tablespoon salt, 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon cayenne slathered over 2 pounds boneless skinless thighs (four halves make 2!). Leave it to rest for 10 to 20 hours before grilling. I’ve made this recipe so many times—in a grill pan, skillet, or the oven—and guess what? You can eyeball the ingredients and it will still be bonkers.

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Every corner of the world has a (delicious, delicious) take on grilled chicken, from Indonesia’s largest island to your local mall’s CPK. We’ve gathered our 30 favorite recipes with three ingredients or fourteen, dry rubs or wet marinades, whole birds or its parts, so forget armchair travel and let your barbecue take you places.


Best Grilled Chicken Recipes

Thighs

1. Halfsies Chicken

The winner of our Best Hands-Off Recipe contest, Halfsies Chicken’s recipe is pretty much in its title: 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 tablespoon salt, 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon cayenne slathered over 2 pounds boneless skinless thighs (four halves make 2!). Leave it to rest for 10 to 20 hours before grilling. I’ve made this recipe so many times—in a grill pan, skillet, or the oven—and guess what? You can eyeball the ingredients and it will still be bonkers.

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